Sex Differences in Brain Aromatase Activity: Genomic and Non-Genomic Controls

@inproceedings{Balthazart2011SexDI,
  title={Sex Differences in Brain Aromatase Activity: Genomic and Non-Genomic Controls},
  author={Jacques Balthazart and Thierry D. Charlier and Charlotte A Cornil and Molly J. Dickens and Nobuhiro Harada and Anne T. M. Konkle and Cornelia Voigt and Gregory F Ball},
  booktitle={Front. Endocrin.},
  year={2011}
}
Aromatization of testosterone into estradiol in the preoptic area plays a critical role in the activation of male copulation in quail and in many other vertebrate species. Aromatase expression in quail and in other birds is higher than in rodents and other mammals, which has facilitated the study of the controls and functions of this enzyme. Over relatively long time periods (days to months), brain aromatase activity (AA), and transcription are markedly (four- to sixfold) increased by genomic… CONTINUE READING